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President Donald Trump to visit Boeing in North Charleston Friday

During the White House press briefing Tuesday, Sean Spicer confirmed that Trump will attend the Boeing 787-10 rollout in North Charleston on Friday.

Boeing officials announced plans for a ceremony on Friday to celebrate the debut of the first 787-10, the newest member of the 787 Dreamliner family. They would not say whether or not Trump would be attending despite a tweet from a CNN reporter saying that the President would be there.

North Charleston Mayor Summey, who endorsed Trump during the campaign season, issued a statement welcoming Trump.

"Our city and our region take pride in Boeing South Carolina, and the company has shown an overwhelming commitment to our community. It is an honor for the President of the United State to be joining us to celebrate the rollout of the 787-10 Dreamliner, a jet built exclusively in North Charleston by the hard working citizens of the Lowcountry," he said.

Gov. Henry McMaster is also slated to attend.

Meanwhile, protesters are planning a rally from the North Charleston Coliseum free speech zone, which would put the group as close to International Boulevard as possible. The focus of the protest will be in calling for Trump to release his tax returns.

On Sunday, the Federal Aviation Authority issued a notice that a VIP will be in the Charleston area Friday, telling pilots to expect air restrictions.

The ceremony at Boeing is still being planned with times to be announced on Thursday.

With the plant being so close to the airport, it is not known if traffic will be affected.




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